Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA voluntarily recalled one lot of five-pound Turducken Recipe dog food, one lot of two-pound Quest Emu Diet cat food and one lot of two-pound Quest Beef Diet cat food, due to possible Salmonella and/or Listeria monogenesis contamination, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.
No pet or human illnesses from this product have been reported to date.
The affected products were nationally distributed and are identified with the following UPC codes and the “Best by” date located on the front of the bag.
- Steve’s Real Food Turducken Recipe - Lot#: J155, UPC: 6-91730-15304-5, Best By Date: 6/4/19
- Quest Emu Diet - Lot#: B138, UPC: 6-91730-17103-2, Best By Date: 5/18/19
- Quest Beef Diet - Lot#: A138, UPC: 6-91730-17101-8, Best By Date: 5/18/19
This recall is being initiated after the firm was notified by the Washington Department of Agriculture when sample was collected and tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono. The firm did conduct their own test which resulted in a negative result for both Salmonella and L. mono.
However, Steve’s Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Effects of Salmonella and Listeria monogenesis in pets and people
Salmonella and Listeria monogenesis can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Symptoms of infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella and/or Listeria monogenesis infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.